Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

January 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm 3 comments

Yeah, you heard me right.  Pinocchio.  Vampire slayer.  It seems unbelievable that no one before Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins had thought of this great concept.  All the wooden one has to do is tell a lie and shik! out grows his nose, fit for him to snap off and use to smoke a few vampires.  It’s genius! 

I couldn’t resist reviewing this great graphic novel.  A grown-up Pinocchio uses lies to carry out his vengeance on the creatures that killed his father, Gepetto.  But it’s not all revenge, revenge, revenge.  The book is funny, too, and as strange as it seems for a puppet who kills, the author even manages to show Pinocchio’s softer side.

I loved how they made Pinocchio a badass and the cricket one of his wisecracking sidekicks.  Of course, the whole nose-growing thing made for some great gags, especially when even Pinocchio didn’t realize he was lying.  Is there even a question that the book is primed for a sequel?  Look for it this fall.  For now, “Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer” is on library shelves.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Matt  |  January 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Well. That might be the strangest book ever. 😉

    Reply
  • 2. Top Books of 2010 « Winfield Library's Y.A. Blog  |  January 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    […] “Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer” by Van Jenson (Read my review.) 2.  “Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1″ by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim 3.  […]

    Reply
  • 3. Van Jensen  |  January 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the nice review, Katie. Book 2 is out now!

    Reply

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